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8:05 PM ET, October 12, 2010


 Top News: 
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Internet Advertising Revenue Increases  —  Advertising revenue on the Internet just broke a record, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  —  Revenue for the first half of 2010 was $12.1 billion, an 11.3 percent increase over the same period last year.
Internet Ad Revenues Break Records, Climb to More Than $12 Billion for First Half of '10  —  Search Remains Strong, Digital Video Soars as Display Gains Momentum—Double-Digit Growth in Online Advertising Is Back  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US today released …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Veebeam Raising $6 Million For Wireless Video Sending  —  Veebeam, a gadget-and-software combo which transmits video from computers to TVs, says it has raised the first of a two-tranche, $6 million second funding round.  —  The money was led by Amadeus Capital Partners, Intel (NSDQ: INTC) …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and VentureBeat
Abe Peck / Smart Journalism. Real Solutions …:
The Third Way to Media Success  —  Northwestern University researchers look to link editorial talent with audience experiences to get an elusive Web-era result — loyal readers and viewers.  —  SHARE AND ENJOY:  —  Media users now sup at a cornucopia of choice.
Discussion: Romenesko
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Financial Times app brings in £1m  —  In the five months since its launch, the app has attracted 400,000 downloads and accounts for 10% of new digital subscriptions  —  The Financial Times's new iPad app has generated more than £1m in advertising revenue since it was launched in May …
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Patch Responds To Recent Plagiarism Incidents And Ongoing Employee Woes  —  AOL's hyperlocal venture, Patch, is now well into an expansion phase that by year's end will bring to 500 the number of community news websites in its network, thereby making Patch the “largest hirer of full …
Discussion: Lost Remote and WebNewser
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Promises to Get More Celebrities, Pitching More Stuff, In Your Facebook Feed  —  Facebook has a big ad business.  But its display ads tend to get ignored by the overwhelming majority of its users.  — says it can fix this, with a time-tested method: Celebrity endorsements.
Discussion: Beet.TV and The Huffington Post
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Does HuffPo refuse to link to Gawker?  —  Deep into Ben McGrath's largely sympathetic profile of Gawker Media impresario Nick Denton is an awkward encounter between Denton and Jai Singh, an old acquaintance from Denton's time in San Fransisco who had recently started at the Huffington Post.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Soup
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo vs. Gawker: Which Is Worth More?
Tribune Company announces settlement with creditors  —  It looks like Tribune Company now has a deal with its creditors on a reorganization plan for the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The new plan was negotiated by the court-appointed mediator and covers claims from both …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
BNI Video Raises $16M to Turn Cable TV to IPTV  —  BNI Video, which hopes to provide a way for cable and IPTV providers to quickly roll out new video services, has raised $16 million from a group of investors led by Cisco, Comcast Interactive Capital and Time Warner Cable.
Discussion: Multichannel
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
Futurist Nick Bilton Sees Media's Destiny: Storytelling  —  With smartphones, computers and tablets bombarding us with more data than we could ever ask for, it's difficult to get a clear vision of what the future portends.  But maybe we're already living there.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Twitter Crushing Facebook's Click-Through Rate: Report  —  What is the most effective way for marketers to spread their message online?  Facebook?  Twitter?  Company blogs?  Email?  —  According to a new report by marketing firm SocialTwist, Internet sharing trends have shifted heavily …
Wall Street Journal:
‘Scrapers’ Dig Deep for Data on Web  —  At 1 a.m. on May 7, the website noticed suspicious activity on its “Mood” discussion board.  There, people exchange highly personal stories about their emotional disorders, ranging from bipolar disease to a desire to cut themselves.
Discussion: Digits and
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Google Unleashes Ad Display Automation Tools  —  Google's long-term plan to automate the advertising supply chain will lead the Mountain View, Calif. tech company on Tuesday to release two tools aimed at removing costs from serving up display ads across the Google Display Network.
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Interpublic Taps Hanlon As Velociter-In-Chief, Will Seed Start-Ups, Partnerships, Innovation  —  Two months after recruiting former Publicis ventures chief Tim Hanlon, Interpublic has named him managing director and CEO of Velociter, a new unit within its Mediabrands division focused …
Discussion: paidContent
Max Read / Gawker:
Is This the Best Correction of the Year?  —  In case there was any confusion: “This blog post originally stated that one in three black men who have sex with me is HIV positive.  In fact, the statistic applies to black men who have sex with men.”  —  Glad to have that cleared up!
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